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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 16, 2009 by  

Tonight is all about the drama.  And Laverne & Shirley. But mostly about the drama.  TNT has two big premieres tonight – the series premiere of HAWTHORNE and the season premiere of SAVING GRACE. But it’s the drama in Franklin Lakes that I’m excited about.  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY are going to bring some good, clean fun tonight. Finally I’m going to see what (besides copious amounts of wine) gets Theresa to flip that table!

What will YOU be watching tonight? Here are a few shows to choose from:

Mental | 9pm on Fox
“Manic at the Disco”
Jack treats an 8-year-old bipolar boy who is consumed with a video game that only exists in his head; Nora makes a surprising discovery about her teenage daughter.

HawthoRNe | 9pm on TNT | Series Premiere
The life of a headstrong yet empathetic chief nursing officer named Christina Hawthorne is charted in this hospital drama. The series opens with Hawthorne trying to prevent a cancer patient’s suicide attempt. The widowed Hawthorne also deals with her rebellious daughter and her former mother-in-law. Meanwhile, Hawthorne helps a homeless woman and her ill infant. [GMMR: Welcome back to my living room Michael Vartan. The pilot didn’t do much for me, but for Vartan I’m going to give the show another shot. I mean Agent Vaughn in scrubs? Yes please. P.S. – I don’t plan on writing it as “HawthoRNe” after this week – that’s just cheesy.]

Rescue Me | 10pm on FX
Tommy’s pacts with Sheila and Janet begin to unravel; to Tommy’s chagrin, one Gavin remains sexually adventurous; Garrity divulges his medical secret; Tommy proclaims his recent drinking at an AA meeting, but Mickey offers the final surprise.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey | 10pm on Bravo | Season Finale
Tensions erupt at Teresa’s end-of-the-year party as shocking secrets and alliances are revealed.[GMMR: I’d be lying if I said that this wasn’t the show I was most excited to watch tonight. My first season watching one of these Housewives shows and it’s over in a blink of an eye. Are all the seasons this short? I can’t wait for Theresa and her new bubbies to go ape sh#t on psycho Danielle!]

Saving Grace | 10pm on TNT | Season Premiere
“We’re Already Here”
Grace tries to reach out to Neely and winds up in the middle of a possible plot by an anti-government group linked to the recent death of a police officer; Grace and Ham are caught in a compromising position; Butch makes an announcement.

Laverne & Shirley Reunion | 10pm on Bio
Join the cast of Laverne & Shirley for a nostalgic look back at the hit TV series featuring cast recollections and film clips. Stars featured: Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Michael McKean, David L. Lander, Malcolm Leo and Sam Denoff. [GMMR: Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated. We’re gonna do it]

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Michelle Pfeiffer, Ian McLagan & the Bump Band
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: Larry David, Lauren Conrad, Gavin Rossdale
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Jeff Foxworthy, Gavin DeGraw
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Horatio Sanz, Selena Gomez, Hank Williams Jr.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ty Pennington, David Sedaris, the Jonas Brothers
  • Chelsea Lately: MC Hammer, John Caparulo, Kevin Hart, Sarah Colonna
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Diane Birch
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Tom Folsom
  • The Colbert Report: Jim Rogers

This is the part where you jump in and talk to me about what YOU are watching tonight.


6 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Tuesday, June 16, 2009”

  1. Jen (HIMYM) on June 16th, 2009 7:50 am

    I’m only checking out Hawthorne to see Vartan in scrubs too but it doesn’t look like it’ll make it to my series recordings. Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t appealing to me as the star. Might wait to watch. So there is nothing must-see for me tonight. Still liking Rescue Me but not pertinent to watch live.

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  3. Sara on June 16th, 2009 11:02 am

    I’m pretty sure the Chicago Crosstown Classic should be on this list. It’s one of the most important series for both teams. Go Sox!

  4. Jess on June 16th, 2009 12:35 pm

    Thank GOD you finally jumped on the “Real Housewives” train (or should I say train wreck?), I was starting to question our friendship. 🙂

  5. Lisa (aka lmr) on June 16th, 2009 4:22 pm

    This NJ housewives season seems really short to me. I tend to catch them in a bunch when Bravo runs a string but I think NY was a lot longer.

  6. Denise (ddker) on June 16th, 2009 6:55 pm

    I will be watching the CMT Music Video Awards! They’re on from 7pm-9pm (central time)